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2018 OACP Hearing Officer Course


2018 Hearing Officer Course

The OACP Hearing Officer Committee is pleased to offer a five-day training course entitled Introduction to PSA Adjudication.

Venue: Ontario Police College, Aylmer, ON
Date:    December 3rd to December 7th, 2018

Course instruction includes:

  • Overview of Parts II.1 and V PSA – Public Complaints
  • Overview of Part V PSA – Internal Complaints
  • Legal and Evidentiary Issues, and Relevant Legislation
  • Principles Governing Dispositions
  • Role of the Adjudicator & Conducting a PSA Hearing
  • Writing Rulings/Decisions (motions, judgements, dispositions)

There is a considerable review of the relevant procedures, legislation and case law through several mock police disciplinary tribunal hearings. Some pre-course and post-course work is required.


Syllabus Available Soon..
Evaluation of Learning:
Delegates are evaluated throughout the course.  To successfully complete this course, candidates must complete a post-course written assignment based on course instruction and on a case study presented in a PSA Mock Tribunal Hearing Exercise as assessed by members of the OACP Hearing Officer Committee and course facilitator(s).
Eligibility Criteria and Candidate Selection:

The legislative requirements to be a hearing officer are set out in section 94 (1) of the Police Services Act.  Specifically, for this course, the rank of inspector or higher, and approved by the Chief of Police or Commissioner of the OPP.

Note:  Candidates at the rank of Staff Sergeant may attend with written approval of the Chief of Police or Commissioner of the OPP, and approval of the OACP Hearing Officer Committee.

Special Requirements:

Candidates require a laptop computer and memory stick.  Textbooks for the course and course materials are supplied as part of registration.  Pre-course assignments will be e-mailed to course candidates on November 2, 2018.

Dress: Uniform or court attire

FEES/DURATION: $2000+ HST for 5 days of training - this includes accommodations, all meals and materials. Registration and payment is made directly to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
Space is limited. Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further information, or to register, please contact Darron Knebel, OACP Events Coordinator at
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations or substitutions must be received in writing to
Cancellations made on or before Friday, November 2, 2018, are subject to a full refund less an administrative fee of $100 + HST ($113.00) No refunds will be given after November 2, 2018. We welcome substitutions at no charge.
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